Wild burros, and we don't mean Democrats

It's been a crazy political year.  So let's talk about the wild burros of Arizona:

In 1971, Congress declared wild burros “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” It lamented that the ambling pack animals were “fast disappearing from the scene.”

What a difference 45 years makes.

Today, some people in Arizona are describing burros using language typically reserved for invasive species or criminals. They are now “non-native” and “feral.” They are causing many “burro-vehicle collisons” on highways. To the horror of equine rights groups, one local official even proposed hunting them.

“Many states have a wild horse problem,” Steve Moss, the Mohave County supervisor who suggested hunting -- not seriously, he says -- said in an interview. “Arizona has a wild burro problem.”

That problem -- a booming population of federally-protected burros in northwestern Arizona -- has now reached Capitol Hill. Last month, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) met in Washington with Moss and other Arizona officials about the burro business, and he demanded action.

“It’s time that Congress held a hearing to examine the rapid growth of burro populations in Arizona,” McCain said in a statement.

So let's go ahead and have hearings on the wild burros crisis of Arizona.

Maybe they can decide that the burro is a victim of white privilege.  After all, didn't The Lone Ranger ride a white horse?   

Also, the poor burro was always the one pulling the load and second fiddle to white Silver.  The burro is indeed the working-class hero that John Lennon sang about.

Better than that, we can fund a "burro studies" program at a state university and give loans to kids pursuing such a degree.   

Doesn't America need another college graduate with a worthless degree?

I don't know how the wild burro problem will turn out.  Just be careful driving in Arizona.  The wild donkey blocking traffic is not a white rich kid supporting Sanders and claiming that everything is rigged.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

It's been a crazy political year.  So let's talk about the wild burros of Arizona:

In 1971, Congress declared wild burros “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” It lamented that the ambling pack animals were “fast disappearing from the scene.”

What a difference 45 years makes.

Today, some people in Arizona are describing burros using language typically reserved for invasive species or criminals. They are now “non-native” and “feral.” They are causing many “burro-vehicle collisons” on highways. To the horror of equine rights groups, one local official even proposed hunting them.

“Many states have a wild horse problem,” Steve Moss, the Mohave County supervisor who suggested hunting -- not seriously, he says -- said in an interview. “Arizona has a wild burro problem.”

That problem -- a booming population of federally-protected burros in northwestern Arizona -- has now reached Capitol Hill. Last month, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) met in Washington with Moss and other Arizona officials about the burro business, and he demanded action.

“It’s time that Congress held a hearing to examine the rapid growth of burro populations in Arizona,” McCain said in a statement.

So let's go ahead and have hearings on the wild burros crisis of Arizona.

Maybe they can decide that the burro is a victim of white privilege.  After all, didn't The Lone Ranger ride a white horse?   

Also, the poor burro was always the one pulling the load and second fiddle to white Silver.  The burro is indeed the working-class hero that John Lennon sang about.

Better than that, we can fund a "burro studies" program at a state university and give loans to kids pursuing such a degree.   

Doesn't America need another college graduate with a worthless degree?

I don't know how the wild burro problem will turn out.  Just be careful driving in Arizona.  The wild donkey blocking traffic is not a white rich kid supporting Sanders and claiming that everything is rigged.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.